Island police responded to numerous motor vehicle accidents, broke up several loud parties and placed a few intoxicated holiday revelers into protective custody over the weekend.


On Friday at 10:30 p.m. Edgartown police responded to a single-car accident on Meshacket Road near Morning Glory Farm. When officers arrived they discovered that a blue Chevrolet S10 Truck had gone off the road and struck the guide wire of a telephone pole.

Police spoke to the operator, Kyle Young, 23, of Charleston, S.C., who said he was driving too fast and lost control of the vehicle. Police said Mr. Young was traveling well above the posted 10 miles-per-hour speed limit. Mr. Young passed a field sobriety test. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. Mr. Young was summonsed for operating to endanger, marked lane violation and driving at a speed greater than reasonable.

On Saturday at 1:05 a.m. a taxi driver notified police of an intoxicated female in his cab. The 23-year-old female from Philadelphia was placed into protective custody and later released.

On Saturday at about 3 a.m. police were notified of a fight in front of the Wharf Pub. Police arrived and observed people in a crowd yelling at each other. No arrests were made.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of an intoxicated person on the Chappy ferry.

Police arrived at the ferry dock and found a 38-year-old male from Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, who smelled strongly of alcohol and was unable to stand. The man was placed in protective custody and later released.

Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, police received a call of a domestic disturbance on a boat in Edgartown harbor. Sarah Neubert, 32, of Tisbury, was charged with domestic assault and battery.

Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to a noise complaint at the corner of Davis Lane and South Summer street. Police found a 47-year-old man sitting in a lawn chair in the back yard of his house, smoking a cigar and singing loudly to music on his iPod. After the intoxicated man refused to stop singing and became belligerent, he was placed into protective custody. He was not charged and was later released.

Around 3:25 p.m. on Sunday police were alerted to a possible drunk driver on Atlantic avenue. Edward Gilles, 19, of Tisbury was charged with operating under the influence, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and marked lanes violation.

Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Sea View avenue just before midnight on Saturday. Police Chief Erik Blake was on routine patrol near the Mediterranean Restaurant when he saw a motor vehicle swerving dangerously across the center line into oncoming traffic.

Chief Blake turned to chase the vehicle; when he turned on his flashers the vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into a minivan parked on the roadside; it then struck another vehicle in front of it. Police charged Bruce Sanders, 51, of Oak Bluffs with operating under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation, negligent operation and wanton destruction of personal property over $250. There were no injuries.

On Saturday at about 11 p.m. police responded to a fight on the town beach near Ocean Park. Police spoke with a group of young people who said they had been attacked by two males. One of the attackers struck one of the victims in the face with a rock; the two made off with a cell phone and about $40 in cash. Police later arrested Trevor Bryn, 18, and Alex Daignault, 19, both of Bethel, Conn. Mr. Bryn was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery causing serious personal injury; Mr. Daignault was charged with assault and battery causing serious personal injury, unarmed robbery and assault and battery.

Vineyard Haven

On Friday police learned of a break-in at the back door of Leslie’s Drug Store on Main street around 1 a.m. Prescription medication was stolen, police said. Police responded to the alarm, but did not catch the thief. The investigation is ongoing.

Police also received a call of a break-in at Le Grenier restaurant on Wednesday night, and discovered somebody had kicked in the back door; nothing of value was stolen.

West Tisbury

West Tisbury police last Tuesday received a call of a robbery from a motor vehicle near Ice House Pond; a Blackberry, iPod and several other items were reportedly stolen. An eyewitness told police they saw two suspicious males and a female in the area around the time. The investigation is ongoing.

On Tuesday police responded to a moped accident at the corner of Old County and State Roads. On Wednesday at 1:24 a.m. police responded to a roommate dispute. On Sunday a report of a windsurfer floating without a sail led police to alert the Coast Guard and Tisbury harbor master.